Turkey eggs in incubators on Sept. 1, 2014, totaled 27.1 million, up 6 percent from a year ago. However, eggs in incubators declined 3 percent from the Aug. 1 total of 27.9 million eggs, according to USDA.
Poults hatched during August climbed 3 percent to 23.6 million compared to a year ago, but declined 3 percent from the July total of 24.4 million.
Producers placed 23.2 million net poults for meat production during August, up 2 percent from the number placed during August last year. Net placements declined 4 percent from the July total of 24.2 million, USDA noted.